Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see – Egoism, Arrogance, Conceit, Selfishness, Greed, Lust, Intolerance, Anger, Lying, Cheating, Gossiping and Slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.
Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness.
To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.
Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.
Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.
If you see Allah, Mighty and Magnificent, holding back this world from you, frequently trying you with adversity and tribulation, know that you hold a great status with Him. Know that He is dealing with you as He does with His Awliya’ and chosen elite, and is watching over you.
Never have I dealt with anything more difficult than my own soul, which sometimes helps me and sometimes opposes me.
Your heart is a polished mirror. You must wipe it dean of the veil of dust that has gathered upon it, because it is destined to reflect the light of divine secrets.
Offen love between two people intensifies not because of beauty or some advantage, but because of sheer spiritual affinity.
Half of disbelief in Allah in the world is caused by people who make religion look ugly due to their bad conduct and ignorance
Whoever says that all music is prohibited, let him also claim that the songs of birds are prohibited.
You must convince your heart that whatever Allah has decreed is most appropriate and most beneficial for you.
The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.
Remember your contemporaries who have passed away and were your age. Remember the honors and fame they earned, the high posts they held, and the beautiful bodies they possessed. Today all of them are turned to dust. They have left orphans and widows behind them, their wealth is being wasted, and their houses turned into ruins.
No sign of them is left today, and they lie in dark holes underneath the earth.
Picture their faces before your mind’s eye and ponder.
To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him.
Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, “men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned”
Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved.
When you have a bad suspicion about a Muslim in your heart, you should increase your consideration toward him and make dua for him. This way you will infuriate Satan and will be able to drive him away. Because of this, Satan will be reluctant to put evil thoughts into your heart, afraid that you would increase your consideration towards your brother and will make dua for him again.
The corruption of religions comes from turning them to mere words and appearances.
The way to paradise is an uphill climb whereas hell is downhill. Hence, there is a struggle to get to paradise and not to hell.
Neglect not your time, nor use it haphazardly; on the contrary you should bring yourself to account. Structure your litanies and other practices during each day and night. This is how to bring about the spiritual blessing (baraka) in each period. If each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, Be not like the deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life grows ever shorter.
A human-being is not a human-being while his tendencies include self-indulgence, covetousness, temper and attacking other people
If the first inward thought is not warded off, it will generate a desire, then the desire will generate a wish, and the wish will generate an intention, and the intention will generate the action, and the action will result in ruin and divine wrath. So evil must be cut off at its root, which is when it is simply a thought that crosses the mind, from which all the other things follow on.
The hypocrite looks for faults; the believer looks for excuses.